New to the 2020 Celebrity Chef Stage, Chris Perez.
Chris Perez is a Latin rock and heavy metal guitarist and songwriter. He is famous for being the lead guitarist of the Tejano band Selena y Los Dinos. He was also the husband of Selena y Los Dinos frontwoman Selena. Moreover, he has also won a Grammy for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album for his debut album Resurrection.
Chris will release his custom “Perez Pepper Sauce” starting Saturday, November 16th and will be cooking with it on the Celebrity Chef Stage. The small-batch sauce will be available online at CaJohns.com and ZestFest attendees will be able to sample and purchase at the show. Chris will appear on the ZestFest stage Friday January 24 and Sunday January 26th and Perez will make a personal appearance at the Ca John Booth all ZestFest weekend to offer on-site demonstrations to fans and customers.
“My love for spicy food began as a young child when I accidentally ate a Mexican chili pepper,” recalls Chris. “I guess you could say that’s when I had my jalapeno popped,” laughs Perez. A scene from the 1997 biopic “Selena: The Movie” (portrayed by mega-star Jennifer Lopez) showcases Chris’s (played by actor Jon Seda) love for hot sauce, which remains strong to this day. See clip here: https://youtu.be/OmXqVW7Ux7s